Richard Willan

1854–25 January 1892 (Age 38)
Henry, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Richard

When Richard Willan was born in 1854, in Henry, Kentucky, United States, his father, George Willan, was 38 and his mother, Delphia Cox, was 37. He married Margaret E. Richardson on 21 February 1878, in Ellsworth, Dawson Township, McLean, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 25 January 1892, in Colfax, McLean, Illinois, United States, at the age of 38.

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Family Time Line

Richard Willan
1854–1892
Margaret E. Richardson
1848–1915
Marriage: 21 February 1878
Mattie Iona "Onie" Willan
1880–1944
Lysle George Willan
1882–1960
Ray Willan
1885–1886
Roy Matt Willan
1885–1949
Leo Richard Willan
1889–1961

Spouse and Children

    Male1854–1892Male

    Margaret E. Richardson

    Female1848–1915Female

MARRIAGE
21 February 1878
Ellsworth, Dawson Township, McLean, Illinois, United States
children

(5)

    Mattie Iona "Onie" Willan

    Female1880–1944Female

    Male1882–1960Male

    Ray Willan

    Male1885–1886Male

    Roy Matt Willan

    Male1885–1949Male

    Male1889–1961Male

Parents and Siblings

    George Willan

    Male1816–1901Male

    Delphia Cox

    Female1817–1855Female

siblings

(6)

    Male1846–1918Male

    Madison Willan

    Male1847–1921Male

    John Willan

    Male1849–1920Male

    William H. Willan

    Male1851–1892Male

    George B Willan

    Male1852–Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1861

Age 7

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.
1863

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

1 Swiss German: variant of Wielan ( see Wieland ).2 English: unexplained.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Richard Willian in entry for Lysle G Willian and Grace Floy Reid, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Richard Williams in entry for Williams, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"
  • Richard Willan in entry for Mattie Iona Russell, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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